Hungarian football legend Gyula Grosics dies at age 88

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gyula Grosics was born on February 4, 1926 in Dorog. He played 86 times for the Hungarian national football team and was a member of the legendary Golden Team of the 1950s. He was a member of the Hungarian team that won against England 6-3 on November 25, 1953 in the Wembley.

He was a participant at three consecutive World Cups, the 1954 FIFA World Cup, the 1958 FIFA World Cup and the 1962 FIFA World Cup, and was selected as goalkeeper for the 1954 World Cup’s All Star Team after winning the silver medal with Hungary.

He played for Hungarian clubs MATEOSZ, Budapest Honvéd FC and Tatabányai Bányász,where he retired in 1962.

He received several prestigious honors and awards including the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic and the MOB Olympic Cross of Merit Medal and was chosen as the Hungarian goalkeeper of the century in 1998.

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